Newspaper of The New York Herald, April 19, 1873, Page 4

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated April 19, 1873 Page 4
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SEWARD'S MEMORY. Impressive Services Under the Aus pices of the State Legislature^ ALBANY IN MOURNING. An Imposing Procession of New York's Dignitaries. Brilliant Scene in the North Reformed Dutch Church at Albany. A Great Andieoee Attest the Solemnity of the Dead Statesman's Memorial. CHARLES FRANCIS ADAMS' ORATION. A Splendid Eulogy on the Life and Serrices of Win. H. Seward. "He Did Not Save the State Alone ; He Saved the Nation." MUSIC, PRAYER AND PATRIOTISM Albany, April 18, 1873. The memorial services In honor or the late "William H. Seward took place to-day. The occa sion was observed as one of great solemnity by the estate authorities and as a day of mourning by tolio people generally. It was feared the night rprevlouB that the rain storm which had raged #o lurlously all night might seriously Inter* tfere, If It continued during the day, with the arrangements made by the Legislature; but Although the sky was overcast the weather was quite pleasant. The programme originally fixed upon was, therefore, carried out faithlully to the ?nd. Flags were displayed at half-mast on all the "hotels and pnbllc buildings, and many private residences were draped in mourning. Ail the church bells were tolled during an hour preceding the beginning of the services, which fact of itself lent additional solemnity to the occasion. THB TWO H0C8KS OR THK LEGISLATURE assembled in their respective chambers at half past nine o'clock. The procession to the church each member and officer wearing a badge of mourning ? started about half an hour afterwards. The route was down state street, through Bast Pearl to the church. The sidewalks along the line j of march were crowded with spectators. The fol lowing was THB ORDER OP TBI PROCESSION: i'latoon of Police. Governor and Stuff. Lieutenant Governor and Speaker. The Senate. Clerks of the Senate and Assembly. The Assembly. T Members 01 the Seward Kamilv. Jaages of Coart aud ConiBisxIoa of Appeals and other Judicial Officers. State Officers. tuc Mayor, Recorder and Common Conncii. invited Guests. Members ol the Press. Officers of the Senate and Assembly. THE CBPRCH WAS REACHED at half-past ten o'clock, and, thanks to the excellent arrangements of the joint committee, under the directions of Senator l*errj and Assemblyman Clapp, it took but a lew minutes to seat everybody comfortably. Although there were nearly two thousand persons present there was no crushing or confusion, and the best of order prevailed throughout. The Legislature and the invited fnests occupied the body of the church and the galleries were reserved especially lor the friends of the members of both houses and were occupied I principally by ladies. The Governor, the Lieuteu aat Governor, the Speaker, the Right Itev. Bishop Cox and the pastor of the church, the Rev. Dr. Clarke, and Charles Francis Adams, the orator of tnc day, had seats on the plattorm. TUB MUSICAL PART OF THE CEREMONIES was under the direction of Professor J. R. Thomas, George W. Morgan presiding at the organ. After the organ introductory, "How sleep' the brave," by Reoke, "was beautifully rendered by the quartet composed of J. R. Thomas, Wm. McDonald, H. It Humphreys, W. H. Davis, all from New York. This was followed by prayer by the Rev. Mr. Clarke. The '?Dead March from Saul" was then given (organ ?olo) by Mr. Morgan, after which the Clerk of the Senate read the memorla 1 resolutions of the Legis lature. "The Trumpets Shall Sound" (solo) was then sung by Mr. Thomas. At the close or the solo GOVERNOR nix CAME FORWARD, and, after briefly referring to the ract that a quarter of a century age, in the very church la which the Legislature was then assembled, Mr. 8eward had delivered* memorial oration on John (julncy Adams, the lather or the distinguished gentleman who hail been called upon to deliver the memorial oration on Mr. Seward, introduced Mr. Adam*. The latter immediately arose, and amid the profoundest attention began his oration, ?e said Mr. Ad urns' Oration. Fellow Citizens of tub senate and Assembly op New York? You have honored ine by an Invi tation to perform a duly, rroni the difficulty of which I shrink the closer I approach It, It is in one of the lamillar dialogues reported by the philosopher Plato as having been held by Socrates with his disciples that tne question is gravely pre sented whether such a union be possible In one and the same Individual as that of a philosopher and a statesman. What this combination means Is admirMy ren dered by the latest translator In these words:? "A man In whom the power of thought and action Is perfectly balanced, equal to the present, reach ing iorward to the luture." The con c lesion drawn (Tom that conversation was thai such a person ruling in a constitutional State, had not yet been seen. More than two thousand years have elapsed since this testimony was recorded, and the solution ot the problem, with the added experience of a historic r ecord embracing the lives or sixty gen erations or the race, rar more widely observed over t*ie globe, la still to seek, lias there ever been such a man f 1 MR. SBWARD'8 RANK AMONG TUB GREAT. Great men belong to one or three (lasses. The first and lowest sphere embraces only such as have exercised their power for personal ends, with little, If any, regard to the public good. This type Is called a demagogue in a democracy. Such a man as Cleon or Athens, stimulating the passions ol the Athenians to the massacre or the male popu lation of Mit>ieue, was only working for his own Influence, just as Aohley Cooper, Lord Shaftesbury, stimulating the treacherous policy or Charles u. fcre?h? # ri,lH u> then> th? class which works the fall of nations. The Bocond division includes those who, with K.1".0 ami equal capacity address tbem ?r M.I, ? W0Ii!f .0| m4a,htalulng the existing ntKtiilh i^i i?n f! }*- rh*,r alIn is to relnrorce ? w , 5a C(,nir? ancient institutions, or this type I would specily as example** (,'lcero In antiquity, sir Robert Walpole, Cardinal Mara?in Prince Kaunitz, in later times! This ta the S which sustains nations. The third division consists or those who posses sing a creative rorce, labor to advance the condi tion of their fellow-men. Of sucli I find a tyn? in I Perlclea, la Gregory L, and in Cardinal Kicneiieu This is the class which develops nations. Measur- ! Ing the life of William H. Seward t>y this scale 1 have no scruple in enrolling his name in tne third ami highest class. In my mind his case bears I analogy to that or Pericles, with this difference I that the sphere or his action was one by the side 1 of which that of the other dwindles into nothing. CHOICE OF A PROFESSION. I On this occasion it U not my design to follow the common course of a purely chronological narra tive. That work has been already well done by others Who have preceded me. It will suffice to rato that Mr. Seward was born with the century, 41 nd issued from tbe college at Schenectady at the . geof nineteen. Three years, passed in tue ens t unary probation or a lawyer's uffiee, gave him his uroleNSion, and one year more found mm married. From that moment he could hope to enlarge the basis of his imperfect education only by snatching what he might out of the Intervals of rest in a busy 1 lie. Hence it becomes proper to assume that, in the just sense of the word, Mr. Seward wris ?wv a imam liw, 1ft Mm w<M wuu wWvli ft* rusnea into anairs, tne wonaer is that he acquired what he did. To lit* tacultyof rapid digestion or wnat he could read, he was indebted ior the attain ments he actually mastered. For It should oe further remarked, that though he faithfully applied himself to his pretension, It was not an occupation congenial to his taste. On the contrary, he held it In aversion. He felt in himself a capacity to play a neble part on the more spacious theatre of state affair*. His aspiration was lor the lame or a states man, and in Indulging this propensity he committed uo mistake. _ HIS KARI.Y IDIA8 OP OOOI) OOVBRNMENT. The chief characteristic ol his mind was Its breadth of view. In this sense he was a philoso pher studying politics, lie began by forming for himself a general Idea or government, by which all questions ot a practical uature that came up lor consideration were to be tested. This naturally led him to profer the tleld of legislation to that of administration, though he proved equally sniirul in both. Almost simultaneously with his marriage do appeared readv to launch into the political conflicts of the hour. Commencing in this small way he rose by easy de grees Into the atmosphere of statesmanship. as the result of a season of political chaos and dis sension the whig element rose as the antagouist of the democratic party. In the quibbles over imma terial questions sight was lost of the policy whlcn was secretly laboring tor the extension of slave territory. Such being the state of things at the outset of Mr. Seward's career, the first thing neces sary for him to do was to choose his side. Under his father's roof the influences naturally carried him to sympathize with the old Jeffersonlan party on the onejiand, while the relics of the slave sys tem remaining in the lamlly as house servants? the leaat repulsive form of that relation? seemed little likely to inspire in him much aversion to it on the other. HH LAYS DOWN HIS POLICY. Nevertheless, lie early formed his conclusions adversely to the organization in New York profess ing to lie the successors ol the Jefferson school, and not less so to the perpetuation of slavery any where. on the other hand the selection of the more conservative side, which he ilnaily made, was one not unattended with difficulty. The idea of a popular form of government, which he had built up in his own mind, was one ol the most ex pansive kind. In this he was conservative, that he sought to change, only the better to expand on a wider scale. So far as I can comprehend the trae sense of the word democracy, I have never found my idea more broadly developed than by him. It is far more practical than auything ever taught by Jefferson, and throws into deep shadow the perlormances of most or his modern disciples. Ue soon became a representative ol the younger, the ardent and the liberal division which ravored a policy more In har mony with the nature of our Institutions than suited the adherents to long established Ideas. Yet these were not long in finding out that he was possessed ol powers to direct the popular sense, which, on the whole, It was not expedient lor them to neglect. Presently an occasion made him prom inent In the State elections. The inconsistency, which he coald not tall to expose, of the power of secret societies with popular institutions, as illus trated in the well-kuown story of the abduction and death of Morgan, made him llrst a member of the Senate or this State, and afterward raised him to be the Governor for two tferms. AN EARLY OPPONENT TO TUB 8I.AVKKY TUITION. The sentiments of Mr. Seward on the subject of slavery had been early expressed. Previously to graduating at college he had passed six months In the State of Georgia, but he seems not t? have been converted by his experience to any faith In the system. Mis llrst public demonstration wan made in a Fourth of July oration, delivered at Auburn, when lie was twenty-four years old. In this speech the deliberate claim of a right in the federal gov ernment to emancipate slaves by legislation was not less remarkable than the miscalculation or the lorce of the passions which led the south in the end to the very step that brought on the pre dicted consequences. Yet in his conclusion be proved a prophet. But he then could little have foreseen the share he was to have In controlling the final convulsion. Mr. Seward terminated his career as a State politician with a very elaborate exposition of bis views of policy presented with great ability. It was wise in him to retreat, leaving such a legacy, for he thus escaped complications with local in terests and rival jealousies which render perse verance in purely local struggles such a thankless labor. It was this error which for a long tune Im paired the general usefulness or another great statesman or New York, Dc Witt Clinton. Worn this date Mr. Seward remained several years in private life, steadily pursuing his profession. The course of public affairs had not proved propitious to his party. PROM STATE TO NATIONAL POLITICS. General Taylor was made President, and simul taneously Mr. Seward was far the first time trans ferred from the field of State to that of uatioual af fairs. Ue came into the Senate or tlie lulted States not to leave It ror twelve years. lie came under circumstances of no trilling embarrassment. The new President was at the time utterly un known to the public men and especially to him. I am very sure that Mr. Seward relt far some time quite uncertain what the issue would be. Every thing depended upon the natural powers or General Taylor to distinguish the true rroui the false path. Happily far Mr. Seward, he de termined to be guided by his counsel. Theu came the struggle with Mexico, and Mr. Seward and the President differed In their policy. The successive speeches ? one on the 11th or March, the next on the 2d 01 July, and the last on the Utli or September, ol the year isou? displayed in the clearest light his whole policy 011 this vital subject. At the very outset he declared himself opposed to a compromise with Slavery, in any and ail the forms in which it had been proposed; and he lollowed up the words with a close argument against each of those farms. THK KISR OP THE REPUBLICAN PARTY. Thon began the great reactlou in the North and West. At last the election or isr>0 displayed the ract that parties had thrown off disguises and were placing themselves upon the real issues vital to the country. Although tlie result still favored the slaveholders, and James Haclianan was made to succeed Franklin Pierce, the severity ot the strug gle indicated i>ut too plainly the beginning of the end. From thin moment the republican party became the true antagonist to that domination. Mr. Seward now, for the first time, enjoyed the great advantage of being perfectly free rrom embarrassments springing out ot a union with paralyzing associates in the same party, lie took the Held with all his rigor, and the speeches which he made, both in the senate and before the people, remain to testily to his powers and his success. The effects of the new union, reinforced by the extreme policy adopted by the opposite side, were made perceptible In the steady increase of the minorities in both houses ol Congress. The opening of tlie Thirty-sixth Congress showed that In the popular branch the republican party counted a plurality or the members. Altera long-oontinueu struggle they succeeded In electing their speaker. It looked us if the handwriting would soon be visible on the wall. Then came a moment when a caudldate or the party, at lust thoroughly organ ized, was to be nominated ior the Presidency of 1801. Till VALt-E OF KXPRKI ENCK IN THB SKNATK. Mr. Seward in his ten years or service iu the Senate had completely developed bis capacity as a great leader in difficult times. With the siugular mixture ol boldness and moderation which dis tinguished him rrom all others he had maintained his ground against all the assaults made upou him by the ablest oi the slaveholdlng statesmen in their stronghold of the Senate. He had known how to pursue that natroir path between license in dis cussion on the one hand and personal alterca tion on the other which Is so seldom faithrully adhered to by public men, especially when cunning leucers are ever lying In wait to entrap them. He had also enjoyed the benefit or experi ence in his administration while Governor or New. York, which had made him familiar as well with executive as with legislative lorms ot busi ness. The older statesmen oi great note had van ished, so as to make his party prominence more marked than ever. As a consequence, whea the nominating convention assembled at Chicago, the eyes or all were turned toward him as the candi date or all ethers the most distinguished. A large plurality had been chosen as delegates friendly to htm. and th?? general expectation was that he would be nominated at once. Hut it was remem bered that, in l?44, Henry Clay was defeated be cause he had a long record of publtce service, from which many marked sayings and doings might be quoted to affect Impressible wav erers, and James X. Polk was elected because no body could quote anything against him, ior the reason that lie had never said or done anything worth quoting at aU. Last but not leaat ca me in the element or bargain and management manipu lated by adepts at intrigue, which is almost In separable trom similar assemblies. The effect of all these influences united was to turn the tide at last, and Mr. Seward, the veteran champion of the reforming policy, was set aside. The I act is be. youd contradiction that no person ever before nominated, with anj reasonable probability of success, had had so little ol public service to .diow for his reward. PKPKAT PIP NOT PISCOf'RAGR HIM. Placing myself In the attitude ol Mr. seward, at the moment when the news or so strange a deci sion would reach his ears, 1 think 1 might, like Jacques In the play, have morall/.ed far an in ?tant apon man's ingratitude, liut Mr. Seward, when he heard or It, did not reason on this low level. That he deeply felt such a re lusai to recog nize the value or his long and earnest labors iu a perilous cause I have every reason to believe. I had been long watching Ills course with the deep est interest, sometimes fearful lost he might bend towards the delusive track of expediency, at others impatient at his calmness in moments fit to call out the Are ol Demosthenes, yet, on the whole, if I may lie so bold as to confess it, lastencd to his footsteps by the conviction that he alone of all others had most marked himself as a disciple of the school in which I had been bred myself. In this state of mind I hud Indulged a strong hope, not only that his splendid Nervine* would meet with a Just acsnowl edgment, bat that his ruture guidance might be depended on in the event or critical difficulties. Mr. Seward entered into the canvass In Iwhairor his rival with tlie utmost energy. I was, myseir, a witness and companion through' a large part or tils Journey in the West. Ills speeches, made at almost every central point, indicate, not simply the fer tility or hl? powers, but the fidelity with which he applied thein to the purpose in hand. They still remain with ns to testily ior him themselves. The election followed, making a new era ia the history ol this Republic. The slaveholdlng power, which had governed lor more thau thirty years, had at last ceased to control. thii ixnmmiON at Washington. No amw ffu U?g rwuiv fcftour* una Soath Carollns lifted the banner or secession, net having 2l!?l wa,t for any assignable cause or grlev Congress assembled at Washington to held u_?J session under tbe administration of Mr. I r,?^5anaSr band and foot by the conditions unaer wnion he had received bis nomination four years before, his course had been faltering and un certain. meriting praise neither for prudence nor patriotism. In the condition thing* were In at that moment, with a Cabinet divided, and both branches of the Legislature utterly without spirit to con cert measures, the etreet was equivalent to disintegration. Disaffection became rife every where south of Mason and Dixon's line. And in the city of Washington itself it became difficult to And anions the residents persons wholly free irom It. If such was the condition of the disaffected party, it was scarcely better with the loyal side. The President elect was still ut home In Illinois, giving no signs of life, iind there was iiq one of the falthiul men vested with authority to speak or aut In his behalf. That something ought to be done to keep the control ol the capital and bridge over the interval before the 4th of March in peace and quiet was manifest. SR W AHU THE HAN FOR AN EMRROKNCT. In this emergency I have it in my power to speak only of what I know Mr. Seward effected on his sole responsibility, or his calmness In the midst of difficulty, ol his fertility in resource, ol his courage In at once breaking up the remnants of party ties, and combining, as firmly as he could, trusty inen, whether in the government. In the army, In tlio municipal boards or elsewhere, to se cure the policy of keeping everything steadv. 1 had abundant evidence. The hearty co-operation of General Scott, theu Conimander-in-Chier, although surrounded by less than even lukewarm assistants, proved of the highest value. The day is, per haps, not yet come, if it ever does, wnon all the details of these operations will be disclosed. Hut, if it should, It will only add one more to the many causes of gratitude due by the country to t he memory ol Mr. Seward. But out of ail the sources of anxiety and distrust heaped up in tlus most fearlul Interval that which appeared to many the most appalling was the Tact that we wore about to have lor our guide through this perilous strile a per son selected partly on account or the absence of positive qualities, so lar as he was known to the pub lie. so it seemed absolutely indispensable on every account that not only Mr. Seward should have been early secured in u prominent post, hut that his advice, at least, should have been usked In re gard to the completion of the organization. The vaiUc of such counsel in securing harmony in policy is too well understood to need explanation. Hut Mr. Lincoln as yet knew little of all this. Hence it was at quite a late period of the session belore he had disclosed his intention to place Mr. Seward in the most prominent place. So doubtful had some of Mr. Seward's friends l>ecii made by this proceeding of the spirit of the President, that they were disposed to advise him not to assume any re sponsibility under htui. A TKIHUTB TO TIIB NAMK OF LINCOLN. Let me not be understood as desiring to say a word In a spirit of derogation from the memory of Abraham Lincoln. He afterward proved himself belore the world a pure, brave, honest man: laith ful to lus arduous task, and laying down bis llle at the last as the penalty for his country's safety At the same time it is the duty or history, in dealing with all human action, to do strlet justice in dis criminating between persons, and by no means to award to one honors that clearly belong to an other. Furthermore, he was quito deficient In his acquaintance with the character and qualities or public men or their aptitude ror the positions to which he assigned them. Indeed, he never se lected tlieiu solely by that standard. Admitting this to be an accurate statement the difficulties iu the way ol Mr. Seward on his assuming the duties of t he Foreign department may be readily Imagined. The immediate reorganization of the service abroad was imperatively demanded at all points It may lie easily conceived what an effect could be produced In all quarters by the equivocal, half hearted tone prevailing among the American agents tnemselves. Yet, assuming it to be Indis pensable that the foreign service should be reor ganlzed, a very grave difficulty forthwith presented Itself. The republican party had been so generally in opposition that but few of its prominent mem bers had had any advantages of experience In office. And, In the foreign service especially ex Serlence is almost indispensable to uselulness Ir. Seward himself came Into the State Depart ment with no acquaintance with the forms of busi ness other than that obtained Incidentally throuirn his service In the Senate. He had not had the benefit of official presence auroad, an advantage fairs? mc,ma tr,n,u? in conducting the foreign ai mt. sk ward's diplomacy. The marvellous fertility of Mr. Seward's nen spread itself at once over every important Doint ou the globe, and the lofty firmness of bis tone in fused a spirit of unity of action such as had nover been witnessed before. The effect of this was that from a state oi utter demorallzatloa at the outset, the foreign service rapidly becume the most oner gettc aud united organization thus far made abroad. The evidence ol this will remain patent lii the archives oi the uutiou 30 louu as tbcv shall be suffered t# endure. It may t>e mies tloned whether any head of an executive de partment over approached Mr. Seward in the extent aud minuteness of the Instructions he was constantly Issuing during the critical period of the war. Wnile necessarily subject to imperiection consequent upon the rapidity with which he wrote his papers will occasion rather surprise at their gen eral excellence than at any casual delect* they inav contain, hven m the darkesu iiyurs hla clarion voice ranrf out more sharp and aear In fun faith or the triumph of the great cause than even in the ' moment of its complete success. And the conse quence is that the lame of William H. Seward as u sagacious statesman is more widely spread over every purt of the globe than that or any preceding statesman in our history. TUB PRIBND3HIP OK LINCOLN AND SBWARD. Great as were the services of Mr. Seward in his own peculiar department, it would be a mistake to inier that they were restricted within that limit. I now come to a point where what appears to me to have been one or his greatest qualities Is to be set forth. It Is impossible lor two persons In tbo relations of the President and the Secretary of State to go on long together without taking a measure or their respective power*. Mr. Lincoln could not fall soon to perceive the iact that what ever estimate he might put oil his own natural judgment he had to deal with a superior in native Intellectual power, In extent ol acquirement. In breadth of philosophical experience aud In the roroe of moral discipline. On the other hand, Mr. Seward could not have been long blind to the deflcleicles or the chier in these respects, however hlghjy he might value htflutegrity 01 purpose, his shrewd capacity and his generous aud amiable dls posltlon. In order to cut up by the roots the possibility or misunderstanding from such causes Mr. Seward dein?erately came to the conclusion to stifle every sensation left in him of aspiration in the ruture, by establish ing a distinct understanding with the President on that subject The effect of this actor self abnega tion was soon apparent In the steady subsequent union or the parties. Thus it happened that Mr. Seward voluntarily dismissed forever the noblest dreams of an ambition he had the clearest right to indulge, in exchange lor a more solid power to direct affairs for the benefit of the nation through the name or another, who should yet appear in all later time to reap the honors due chiefly to his labors. TIIK DEATH OP LINCOLN. I am not going to touch upon the Incidents of the great war. It Is enough to say that Gettys burg and Vlcksburg turned the tide, and the ad ministration had nothing more to fear from popu lar distrust. The election eonlirmod it in power, and little was left to do but. to heal the wounds In flicted and restore the blessed days or peace and prosperity. Scarcely had the necessary measures been matured, and fortuue begun once more to smile, when the hand of the assusKin, anerrlng In Its instinctive sagacity, vented all the rage of the baffled enemy upon the heads of the two Individuals of all others who most dis tinctly symbolized the emancipation of the slave aud the doom of the master's pride. Then followed a successor to the chair sadly wanting In the happiest qualities or his pre decessor. bat readily moulded to the very same policy which nad been inaugurated by hitu In his earnestness to save it Mr. Seward subordinated himself just ax l>elore. But the change of person proved little less disastrous to his hopes than it had been sixteen years before in the case of Gen eral Taylor. Nevertheless, he steadily ami bravely adhered to the chief, for the sake of tbo n.dlcv to the last, and quietly bore the odium of a failure he had no power to avert. It w<>nid have been worth all it cost, could he haw iUcceede<L But as it was, rarely has it been Hie fate of t he same statesman to meet with two successive instances of such human vicissitudes. IlK LKAVKS PUBLIC I.IFK FOR RVRR. II ??? fte 11 liw'- farewell to pub lic life. The veteran who bad fought lor vears for the establishment or the great principles oi lib hMI|P??ng compromises, who bore on his rront the gash received because he had worked too well, a scar winch would have made a lifelong political fortune f#r any purely military man-was permitted to repair in silence to his home, now lonely from the loss or those who had made it his delight, with fewer niarks of recognition of in* orilliant career than he would have had if he had been the most Insignificant of our Presidents. Such i" ?ne _Uor,? e*amP'? of the late that awaits "those who hang on princes' favors," whether the ?overelgn be one or be many. Arid now his native -umJ. , ,'28 ,?n 1'"' all the honors within her gift during his life, with a natural pride in the career of so great a son, r.t* sought outside of her borders tor one or the humblest or his dU 12. c"11 flowers and place them on his grave. While I do honor to this manifesta tion on her part, t trust I may bp pardoned ror re membering that he did not save the ."itatc alone he saved the nation. SKWAKD AN IN PFI'KNDKNT nilNRKR. 'urn from this sabject ro the more agree on i^m Pointing out to you some peculiar qualities of Mr Seward which merit close attention In any view taken or his character, of these the most marked was his indomitable courage By superficial observers among his contemporaries, n?ti? ???. l',H,P?P"lar theory was set down as little more than the agitation not unusual with most of our ordinary demagogues. Hence the prejudices more or less Imbibed by many of bis own party, and others who knew nothing ol him personally. Yet the fact is Indisputable that very lew public men in our history can be cited who have shown so much indtfTerenc* in running directly counter to the popular passions when

highly excited as he did. Ann m suoh action l: Is clear that he could have oeen prompted by no motive other than the highest or personal duty SKWABD AS A LAWYIR. Hitherto I hare treated oaiy of uia pubUo life. I now purpose to tonon on his professional c?e?. to which, though not attractive to him, he steadily adhered so long aa It was practicable. Had he de toted himself to it exclusively I have not a shadow of doubt he would have attained a position of the ?err first rank. (The speaker here related ^the i cir cumstances or the memoraDle defenoe of the friend less negro, William Freeman, charged with mur der Mr. Adams concluded by pronouncing a eulogy upon Mr. Seward's oratory, and read W extract from the argument before the jury.] THR MA80N AN1) SLIDKI.L COMPLICATIONS. t *\aaa from ttiw Illustration of the resolute will of .toll, ?*? .""i 5SKve??i. ? the seizure by our K^la.B^f.u").[^?aMMonmand Wilkes, of the two rebel emissaries, "won an SSS2W? S? remSmiX" ?!>? *muc" "deiwiwl rlchts ef neutral nations. Some erronew-a precedents were published in ^df* unleted possible doubts. Admiral WUkes immedi ately received the official approbation of the House of Representatives and the &cre ta|*JL 'f a MuuIar and rose in a moment to the height of a popular hero. Crowded public meetings everywhere Joined iu their acclamation*, proudW exultant at the gM lant deed, on the other hand, the effect of tie v j s'.r sag as aaa.'irvt i&SSSIS suit. _ '** A WAR WTTn ENGLAND AVERTED. - War was considered as inevitable; hence pro vision was promptly made by many to remove American property out of the risk of confiscation. The dock-yards resounded by ulgtit M well as jy day with the ring of the hammers, fitting out the largest iron-clads, and orderB went forth to assem ble the most available troops for Immediate em barkation to the points iu America closest upon our northern border. A Cabinet council was promptly assembled. Pour despatches were drawn up on the same day, the 80th of Novem ber, three of them addressed to the Britlah Minis ter at Washington, Lord Lyous, and one to the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty. All of them distinctly anticipated an immedlate rupture and made provision for the event. Looking at these proceedings as calmly as I can irom our present point ol view, it seems Impossible for me to deubt that the Issue of this peremptory demand had been already prejudged by Her Majesty s Ministers. They did net themselves believe that the men would be restored. Yet, had it been judged proper to await for a few days the reception of official Intelligence, then on Its way from Wash ington these gentlemen would have learned from Mr. Seward that the act was without authority, and that the government was ready to llsten to any reasonable-representations that might be forth eomingf It was tl.e writing of that preliminary despatch that saved the dignity of t lie country. Mr. Seward could point to it to prove that his action, when finally taken, had not been prompted by in timidation. The precipitate British course had ^be trayed the rudeness of distrust and nothing ,n?re. He had been ready to hear and discuss the question impartially and solely on its merits. A war with Great Britain to maintain au unsound principle, merely because the people made a hero oi Admiral Wilkes, would probably have ended in a triumph or the rebellion and a permanent disruption i or the Uulon. When the time came tor the assembly of the Cabinet to decide upon an answer to Ojeat Britain, not a sign had been glveu by the I resld^it or auy or the members ravorable to concession. Mr. Seward, who had been charged with the official duty or rurnishlng the expected answer, assumed the responsibility of preparing his able argument upon which a decision was predicated to surrender the men. Upon him would have rested the whole weight of the popular indignation, had it proved formidable. II Ifiave been rightly informed, when read, it met with but few comments anu less ap probation. On the other hand there was no re sistance Silence gave consent. It was the act or Mr Reward, and his name was to be chiefly asso ciated with it, whether for good or jor evil. That name will ever stand signed at the foot of the dosnntch in my firm belief that act saved the unity ^f the nation. It was like the fable of the Koman Curtlus, who leaped Into the abyss which could have been closed in no ether way. Thc peo ple acquiesced rather than approved, and to this day they have never manifested any algu of grati tude whatever. HIS LAST DATS. .... In 1809 Mr. Seward returned heme to Auburn, tne wreck of his former selt The continuous conflicts of twenty years, and especially those of the last eight, with the ussassln's knile, had told hea vl y on his frame. That Home, too, wus no longer what it had t>een. when the gilted partner of his lire and a beloved daughter spread over li sunshine and joy, in peaceful times. Worst of all the symptoms of a subtle disease, creeping slowly from the extremi ties, came to warn nlin that repose would be synonymeus with decay. Nothing daunted, be de termined to figlit the enemy to the last. He under took the laborious task of a Journey aiound tlio slebe. The turn of his mind, ever indulging in wide snecnlatlon upon the objects presented to his ob servation. Is as cleurly marked In this as It to In any of tils earlier productions. Hence it Is clear that however imnalred may have been his tene ment ?' the living principle within held out llrmlv to the last. And now the chler part of my work is done. I have tried te test the statesman by the highest standard known te mankind. His career covers the whole of what I desig nated as the second period of our history, that pending which, the heaviest clog to free dom' a perilous legacy from our forefathers, was arter long and severe conflict, at last hap pily removed. In this trial Mr. Seward plaved a sreat part. His mind, taking In the broadest view ef practical popular government, never lalled him In the useiul application of his powers to the removal of all adventitious obstructions to its de velopment. He was never a mere theorist or dreamer of possibilities he could not reach. He snnrulated boldly, but he was an actor all the w,dle and effected results. It Is in this sense that Tth nk mv narrative has established for him a Just claim to the high position I assigned to him at mv outset. He may net, indeed, rise to the full stature of the philosopher statesman, equal to the nresent, reaching lorward to the future, never seen even In tie palmy days of anc ent creece or perhaps anywhere eise, but at least he stands' in the first i rank of these admitted moat nearly to approach it. MR. SKWARD AS A MAN. Thus far I have considered him exclusively In his nabllc life. The picture woold scarcely seem com plete If I omitted a word about him as a man like a ? the rest of us. By nature he can scarcely be said to have beei gifted with the advantage of an imposing presence, such as fell to the lot of Mr. CaRioun and Mr. Webster. Neither in lace nor In fieure would he have attracted particular notice, and both his voice and power of articulation were little favorable to the power of his elocution ; yet be had in a remarkable degree the (acuity of **>^9 the hearer's attention ? the surest test of oratorical superiority. His familiar conversation rarely kept In the dreary round of commonplace, and often struck into original and instructive paths. His Sersenal address was easy ?nd careless, some times rather blunt. It lacked something of the polish or the most refined toclety. but there was a simplicity and heartiness In his genial hours that often brought ene close to him In a moment. At times, when in good spirits, there seemed a 8UP?r abundant glee sprlngiag from his own which spent ltsell In laughter more robust tt an could be wholly accounted for by anything ^mressed And yet It had a sympathetic Sower over the hearers almost Irresistible. In his domestic relations he was pure and affectionate? ready to heed the ?r a girted and reOued partner, and profit bv her prudent counsel. Te his intimate friends he was deeply attached. The line of groat statesmen In America may or may not stretch out In yon bright track that Ares the wo* tern ?kies. ?n tap crack of doom. But the memory ol htm who Abided our course through the most appalling tomnest yet experienced In our annals can scarcely faiTtTconfront all future aspirants In the same honorable career, as an example which every one of tliem may imitate to his advantage, but which few can hope to be so fortunate as to excel. AT TUB CLOSl OK TH* ORATION "Integer Vlt?*' was sung by the quartet, and the "blessing" was given by Bishop Cox. Tula euded the ceremonies of the day, which will bo long remembered by every one who was present for their solemnity and mourniul Impresslveness. invited acurrs. Among the Invited guests who were present were Thurlow Weed, Edwin D. Morgan, T. (J. Alvord Allen C. Beach. ex-Lieutenant George W. Patterson, ex-President Millard Fillmore, Frederick W. Seward, William H. Seward. Dr. S. O. Vauder poel E?ra Cornell, George K. Baker, R. M. Blatch fordj William R- Evarts, Dr. E. N. Potter, Dr. Bralnard, George W. Seward and Frederick Douglass. SAVED FROM THE GALL0W8. The Sentence of Sum Galllard, the Col ored H*n Who Was To Have Been Hanged V??Urd?f In Charleston, 9. C.f Commatedl to Fire Yean' Imprison ?enh CilARLKsrON, April 18, IS70. Sheriff Bowen yesterday received a telegram from aovernor Moses, informing him that the sen tence ef Sam Galllar<t? colored? who was to nave been executed to-day for the murder of an other colored man named Allck Dick, on ths niRht of the a8th of December last, had been commuted to imprisonment in the Penitentiary for Ave years. The (OBdNBUd man had persistently protested his Innocence, and upon receipt of the Intelligence that a new and indefinite lease of liie was granted him a gleam of joy shot from fels heavy, yellowish eyes, but he at once subdued all outward evidences of his feelings and again reiterated his former statements, lie was oonvtcted or fatally stabbing Dick in a general metfe, was Identified by the mur dered man before his death, and a mass of other evidence conclusively proved Ills guilt Oovernor Moses, in following the example of aoott by par doning colored msrdereri, Is also trying to be the savior of the race that elevated HUB tq UWiUUve hV0UC? M4 UMlUMMfr TEE GALLOWS IN SYRACUSE. Henry Fralich Hanged for the Mur der of Peter Staffer. Expiating the Crime of Stab bing to Death. THE DOOMED MAN'S LAST HIGHT. Parting from His Wife and Chil dren at the Cell Door. "LET ME GO QUICK.'1 His Speech Under the Gallows Asserting His Ionooepce. ' Syracuse, N. Y., April 18, 1873. Henry Fralich, who stabbed Peter Scbaffer In Au gust last, wus hung this forenoon, all efforts to secure a new trial or commutation of sentence Delng fruitless. The refusal of Governor Dtx to interfere was telegraphed on Wednesday night and commu nicated to the prisoner, who read the announce ment unmoved, simply saying he was not disap pointed, as he did not expect Mm to interfere. For several days he has declleed to see any but his most intimate friends, and up to the last moment positively declined to have any Interviews with re porters, saying, 'Damn them; do they take me for a super They won't get a word out of me.'? THE STORY OP TH1 GRIME. On the 3d day of August, 1872, Henry Fralich went to work as usual in front of a building ad joining his own dwelling house, in the city of Syra cuse, N. Y., and was engaged removing a stone in tended for the structure on which he was en gaged, when lils wife and daughter came to him shedding tears, and telling him that their neighbor, Peter Shaffer, had called them indecent names. Upon hearing these complaints Fralich, after leaving his work, went, in an excited state of mind to his home, and despite all the in- __ terpositlon and entreaties of his family, snatched ?p a bayonet In one hand and a clue In the other, both of which he found in his bedroom, and rushed passionately to an adjacent saloon, owned by a man named Karolfe. Shaffer, the murdered man, and his wife were both In the salooon at the time, ? Fralich went directly to the front door of Karolfe's saloon and therein entered. He remained standing at the doorway for a few minutes, and then crossed about half the length of the barroom, where be was met by Mrs. Shaffer, wile of Peter Shaffer, who immediately seized him by the clothes. The unfortunate mur- ' derer, there and then, in his savage state of mind, 8TRUCK TUB INOFFENSIVE WOMAN on the head with the clnb, which he held In his right hand, and felled her to the floor. Peter Shaffer, who stood at the further end of the bar room, apprehensive of his own lire hitherto, rushed to the assistance orhls wife, grabbed Frallck by the neck, and was In the act of throwing him on the ground, when Fralich darted the cold steel bayonet which he held in his left band into the left lung or Peter Shaffer, who fell prostrate, exclaiming, "You, you have stabbed me." Fralich was almost immediately arrested, and refused to speak a word relative to the murder for the first few days of his Incarceration in Onondaga county prison. At the September Oyer and Terminer Court held in Onondaga county he was Indicted for the murder of Peter Schaffer at Syracuse. Fralich pleaded "not guilty," and the trial was post poned until January 20, 1873, when Messrs. Noxon A Butterfleld were appointed as associate counsel for the prisoner. On the 29th of January the trial was opened by the District Attorney, lasted three , days and resulted In TOE CONVICTION OF TIIK PRISONER for murder in the first degree. The facts proved in the trial were those given above. Two wit nesses established the wilful perpetration of the deed, one of whom was in the saloon at the time, and the other a casual observer from the door of a neighboring dwelling house. Counsel for the prisoner made out a bill of ex ceptions, which was settled on Friday, February 21. The defendant's counsel also made a motion on February 14 for a new trial, on the ground that the jurymen were not properly summoned before whom the prisoner was Indicted and tried, which the court subsequently overruled. On the 4th of February last the prisoner's sentence to be hanged was fixed for March 28, but was prolonged until yesterday by the official Interposition ot Governor Dlx, under the iollowlng circumstances:? After settling the kill or exceptions the prisoner's counsel made application to Judge Morgan for a writ of error to remove the proceedings to the Supreme Court and lor an order to stay pro ceedings upon the judgment. The writ or error was allowed, but the Judge declined to stay the proceedings, so that the only course lert for the prisoner to pursue was to make application to the Governor lor a commutation of his sentence to Im prisonment for lite. Following a despatch to this effect from Mr. James Noxon (prisoner's counsel) to Governor Dlx came an official notice to Sheriff Evans from the Governor, granting Fralich a respite or tfcree weeks, wnlch limited period or time terminated yesterday. HIS LAST NIOHT. At nine o'clock last evening he went to sleep and slept soundly until three A. M., when he woke and complained that his bones ached and asked the time. He soon after expressed a wish to smoke, and, being furnished with A CIGAR AND A LIMIT, he lighted the cigar and proceeded to enjoy the "weed." Alter smoking a rew moments one of his Suards asked him If he was enjoying his cigar, and e said, "Yes ; I shall smoke as long as I live." on being asked if he wanted anything to eat, he re plied, "No; my eating Is over;" ana in response to the inquiry If lie would have a cup of tea he said, "No ; t nat's ?f no value to me." The next ques tion asked him was ir the minister was coming up this morning, to which he replied, "Ah! he'll beyip about Ave o'clock." Nothing more was said forafew moments, wnen he maidenly broke out witn "You Allows are watchlngme as close as ir I killed a thou sand people." Soon after this he again laid down on the bcu and continued to smoke. HE REMAINED ON BED SMOEINCI TIM. MORNINO, occasionally holding a rew words' conversation with Ills guards. At Ave o'clock the Deputy Super intendent or the Penitentiary called him out and they sat by the stove for an hour, conversing In German. He again retired till six o'clock, when he became restless and soon broke out crying anil gave signs or breaking down. He complained bit terly or his sad fate, and continually cried out that he did not want any Germans to see him hanged, so bitter were his denunciations of the Germans ; and, fearing his feelings would bring on a par oxysm of rage, Deputy Mulholland entered hia cell and endeavored to quiet him. He partially succeeded in doing so, but Fralich for some time gave way to occasional sudden outbursts or grief. Soon after Deputy Mulholland again entered the cell, and, after one of the sudden outbursts, KrAllch rallied and said to Deputy Graves, who was out side the door, that he "could err hir throat at ant time, and that tie had tools to do It with." Deputy Mul holland talked with him for a short time, ami finally called to Deputy Graves, who opened the noor, and Fralich handed him a small steel knife, j The knife was a worn-out shoe-knife, the blade por tion being about three-quarters of an inch in length and of the same shape as a lancet and very sharo. The balance of the knife was that portion which is usually put Into the handle. The weapon was an effective one, and with It could be cut a dangerous gash. After giving up the knlle he became quiet and expressed a wish to be shaved. At six o'clock a portion of the Fifty-first regiment, National Guard, was placed on guard, ann at hair-past eight o'clock the entire regiment and a company of cavahr were on duty. Large crowds col lected about the Penitentiary in the vain hope of seeing the preparations for execution. Hut few were admitted to the yard where the gallows was, ami none were allowed to see the prisoner except his ramlly and spiritual advisers, Rev. Mr. Oberlander, who arrived abont eight o'clock. The family remained with him till twenty mlnutos after nine, when they were obliged to tear themselves away. the scene at paktino was a most affecting one, as the prisoner came to his cell door and his wife threw her arms around his neck and sobbed a farewell. Her screams were heartrending, and the few persons standing near wort; moved to tears. The prisoner's lour boys, ranging from seven to sixteen, woro also much affected, though they did not s?em to rully realise the awful solemnity or the occasion. During the rest or the time allowed him the doomed man con versed with his spiritual counsel, who prayed for him fervently and remained ay aim to the end. The prisoner continued to indulge his spite against reporters who, be sold, only wished to show him up to a canon# world. So t>uup?d tuem largely foe his corrrlction. At twenty mtmrte* to ten o'eloofc Sheriff Kvans arrived, ami the final preparation were made. At ten minutes to ten the prisoner called for and drank a cup of coffee, refusing any thins to eat. At intervals during the morning lie waa allowed small quantities of brandy by the advioe of his physicians. At twenty-live minutes aftec ten he called for a looking glass to look at himself. His pulse waa then found to be very high? "lio." At ten mlnntas ol eleven the corridor WM cleared and the prisoner prepared for^ He was dressed jn^nevnlalt of blaek clothes, and tils arms were strapped at the elbows. Religious services were held. In the yard of the Penitentiary the gallows liad been erected, being similar to the one used in the case or Poster. The noose waa hanging In its position, waiting for its victim, and the heavy iron weight was hanging about eight feet from the ground. A cordon ol police had been formed around the gallows, and a still larger circle of soldiers also surrounded it ; but as small a num ber of spectators were allowed as was in striot conformity with law. At eight minutes after eleven the prison door opened, and the Sheriff and his deputies appeared, conducting the con demned man to his doom. As he approached lie walked with a firm step, looking curiously at the gallows and the spectators. Not a muscle moved. He was placed under the noose, anu his knees strapped together. Then Under Sheriff Moschel read the death warrant, which was signed by Judge Morgan and associates. The reprieve of the Governor wan also read. When the name of Governor Dlx waa read an expression of bate passed over the prison er's face, and ha said "LBT Ml GO QITICk." The noose was then adjusted. He complained that it was rough and hurt his neck. Ho passed Ihmigh tall trying ordeal unflinchingly, like ? m&n who is determined to die game. The ___ _ tie rope was placed about his neck at sixteen minutes after eieveu o'clock, when alt was in readiness for the closing religious services. Rev. Mr. Obcrlander tneu read a vera# or two in German and made a jery short prayer. Ourlng the reading Fraudi fltood wlth"Hls cft8t UP?P *5? ground. At the conclusion of tne*j>???$?, ShonJ, Evans passed to the front or the doomed mftnlld asked him If he had anything to say. Frallch. iff It clear loud voice, said "Yes," and proceeded as fol lows THE DOOMED MAN'S SPEECH. "Gentlemen ? You hang me innocent to-day. 1 did not murder that man. Pete Miller went and bought Judge Morgan and this District Attorney to get me to the rope. Judge Morgan did not give me a fair trial. Ee used his influence against me so that I could not get a new trial. Pete Miller lias been against me from the first. I don't know what Pete Miller should be against me for. We have always been good friends and I never did anything against him, and I don't know why he should be against me. Those men did not give me a fair trial or I should not be here to day. They wouldn't let me get a new trial and so 1 am here. This is all Pete Miller's doing, and he washes his hands in my blood. 1 die to-day, but God only knows how he will die. This is all I have to say abont it to-day. In the name of God Almighty I am ready. Let me go." At nineteen minutes after eleven the black cap was drawn over his head, the rope which held the ponderous iron weight was cut, the weight came to the ground with a heavy thud aud THE Boor OF TUE CONDEMNED MAN FLEW INTO TIIB AIR several feet and swung around, with his focc tn the direction opposite to the position In which he had stood. The knot under his ear slipped to the back ol bis neck, and he hung for two or three minutes perfectly motionless. The drop rell at twenty minutes after eleven o'olock. At the end of twe minutes the knees were raised; there was a con traction of the muscles, followed by a slight one soon after. Drs. Bennett, Doyle aud Phillips examined the pulse, which was lound to bo beat ing at the rate ol 60 per minute. In three minutes pulsations were at the rate of TO and 66 per minute. At twenty-six minutes after eleven there was no movement of the chest, and the pulse had fallen to 64. The pulse stopped beating in six and a half minutes; his heart ^topped beating at eight minutes. In twenty minutes he was pronounced dead by his physicians. At forty minutes after eleven the Sheriff's Jury was called and inspected the body, and then retired to the Sheriff's office to ? re pare the papers required by law in such cases, he undertaker then took charge of the body and lowered it to the ground. When It was placed on a bier and the cap removed the physicians ex amined it. It was found that the face was bat slightly discolored ; the neck was not broken, and DEATH WAS CAUSED BT SUFFOCATION. The body soon after was placed in a coffin and taken in a hearse through a large crowd of curions gazers in the streets to the residenoe of the family in Locke street. The troops marched to their armories, the privileged spectators retired and the murderer of Peter Schaffer was avenged and the dignity of the law maintained. 'i his 1s the second execution that has ever taken plaoe in this county, FraUch beiug the first white man executed. The first case was that of a negro, Zachariab Freeman, who murdered a young woman named Sarah Boyd, in the town of Lysander, tn May, 1840, and was hanged in the December following. There have been tour convictious for murder m Onandaga county. ILEAL ESTATE MATTERS. An Important Landed Entcrprlar? Tit* Northern Boulevard CommUilon. A few salsa noted for sale at the Exchange were disponed of yesterday at medium prices, but there was not a sufficiency of Inducements to warrant a large attendance. A VBRT IMPORTANT MOVKMENT Is being made among a number of wealthy gentle* men of this city, having In view the formation of a Board, to act in concert with a similar one tn Europe, for the Investment of foreign capital ia real estate in this country. The project was started about a year ago, and referred to the late Horace Greeley by European bankers. Mr. Greeley, who expressed himself highly ia favor of instituting such an enterprise, found his time too much occupied, especially as shortly after this subject was broached to him he received the nomination for President. He, therefore, sent for Mr. Jobn McClave, and to him he entrusted the carrying out of this gigantic undertaking. Mr. E. Hepple Hall, who is tbe agent tbe English capitalists sent to this country in concert with Mr. McClave, has labored hard to bring the project to completion. A board of gentlemen, comprising some ef our most eminent capitalists, has already been organized, among whom are Mr. Emil Saner, President of the German- American Bank; General Charles K. Graham, President of the Mutual Sav ings Bank, and others of the highest financial and moral standing, both of native and foreign extrac tion, who are about Issuing a prospectus and es tablish what has long been desirable, viz. : a re sponsible medium for investing foreign capital In tne real estate of this country. The name of this huge enterprise will be the POKRION AND COLONIAL R8TATBS BXCHANOR, whose prospectus Is based "uoon the hundreds of thousands of persons leaving the United Kingdom and Continent annually to seek a home in this country, and Is thereby exercising a commanding Influence upon the money markets and exchanges, and leads to a rapid transference of capital and labor to the cultivation of the soil and the con struction of roads of communication through all the best agricultural, pastoral and mineral lands. In the United States and Canada hundreds of Improved and partially improved farms, of from fifty to 1,000 acres, with buildings thereon, can be purchased all the way from ?1 to ?10 per acre, Ac. This exchange is in regular communication with the governments of the different States, and en joys every lacllity official documents, maps and surveys can give, m the United States as well as Canada. The mil particulars of this Important real estate institution will be given as soon as the organization is rarther advanced. Yesterday was the last day to receive objections to awards and assessments made by the Commis sioners tor laying out the Northern Boulevard, run ning from ltoth to Inwood street, through pro perty at Washington Heights. Thus far tiie Com missioners have only received very lew notices of objections, the majority of them based upon very frivolous facts and data and demonstrate more, being the work of professional assessment attor neys, who make the owners believe that tlieir pro perty has been undervalued, and enter Into an agreement ot procuring larger awards for one-haii of the amount thus obtained over and above ths original sums granted. Ttie commissioners will be in daily session at eleven o'clock A. M., for the next ten days, at No. I Pine street, to hear parties Interested in awards and assessments, which, however, only applies to those who have filed objections, alter which the re port will be handed in to the Supreme Court for confirmation. Commissioner Van Nort will then have the improvement placed in his hands, who^ judging from his past energy, will have the road comnleted by the end of the year, and thus give ? One drive to the uptown residents of this city. A. D. Meillck, Jr., A Brother, of Pine street, re Kjrt having sold during the week at private sale, ew Jersey, lor cash and mortgage (no trades) to the amount of $97,000. The details are as fol lows Lodl. N. J , a farm of 90 acre* $37,009 Kllzaln-th. N J , rtJW city lot*, on Jackson av 14,'IGO Kottelle N. /..a h. anil 1. on Winter 4,0?? Dunellen, N. y. farm of fiO acre* 7.3BS Puwdac. fc. J., /arm of 111 49 acre* M.DOU Orange. N J . h and 1. on l'ark av Ii,?ri The annexed statement shows yesterday's trans actions on 'Change DT W1M.IAB RRNNRI.I.V. 3a. hk. h *nd L, 11017th it, a *.. iSrtrt w. Srt av., lot IftaHf. S1M0S ?t JO**rR N'ritriHa. 4 ?. bk n. (front' ; 4*. t>k. h. (rear), ami I., 49 Park ?it , near I'uarl #t.,l?i 25x96.2 (subject to a ilo?nr right) ; Hercules Mutual Lite A?snrancc Sm-lcty. . .17,00 ItT RL1NCRKH, SON AMD CO. 3 4 a. hk h*. and is. .n w comer M av. and 59th st, 140.K&H0. Dennis Hurke 18. TO 4 s. bk t. h anil 1., 994 3d a v., adjoining the above, U Hoffman 22,f*JO 1 4. Iik ami ft. h. (front) ; 4 ?. bk. brewery ami 2 s. bk. boiler h. (roar) and 1 , n. a. S9tli st, ?1 IV w. .kl av., 43.llaJ00.ft; Jh<-o!> Bookman 3 * I). ? h. ami I., IAI av B, (W .( IV a I nth ?L, lot 23x93; Catharine Uiht 19.230 fta bk h. and I., l^iav A, a o. corner 12tli *t, lot 2A.6(67.3; John A. l'iner 29.M If bL k. and I., lsft, adjoining tlt>- aiiove, lot wi.SxS7.S; John A. PlpiT 7T 22.601 5 ,t. bk. h. and I , SUI Itth at., a a, 67.3 11 e. av. A, lot SKU-Uh J. Pipoet.,.........,, tJjm t

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